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We found 5 providers with an interest in cognitive-behavioral therapy and who accept Self-Pay/Uninsured near Springfield, MO.

Dr. Amy Lynn Meriweather, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
636 W. Republic Road C116
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Amy Meriweather works as a psychologist in Mount Vernon, MO and Springfield, MO. These areas are among her clinical interests: behavioral medicine, depression, and infertility. She is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. Dr. Meriweather has an open panel.

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Dr. Brenda Wiegand Williams, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
Brenda W. Williams; Suite 770, Wheeler Building 3800 S. National
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Brenda Williams' specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include behavioral medicine, depression, and geriatric consultation. Dr. Williams takes Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
1320 E Kingsley Street; Suite A
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. David Lutz is a psychologist in Springfield, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lutz include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. He is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
3757 S Greystone Court
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. David Tarrasch is a psychologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. He is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. Dr. Tarrasch has an open panel.

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Specializes in Psychology
2108 W Vista Street
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Kendra Price-Salyer practices psychology in Springfield, MO. These areas are among her clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). She accepts Medicaid, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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What is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a form of psychotherapy or treatment for mental illness. It comes in a variety of methods, but the basic concept behind all CBT is the same -- our thoughts cause our feelings, which cause our actions. If we wish to change problematic behaviors or emotions in our lives, we need to start by changing our thoughts. CBT examines ideas and looks for patterns that may be causing harmful actions. The therapist helps patients modify those thought patterns and, in doing so, helps them feel better and cope more effectively.

CBT is one of the most widely studied forms of psychotherapy, and it has been shown to be extremely effective for a variety of mental illnesses. Some of the issues that respond well to CBT include mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse, sleep disorders, and psychotic disorders. In some cases, CBT has been shown to be as effective or even more effective than medication. One of the interesting things that the scientific study of CBT has shown is that CBT actually changes the way the brain works, physically improving its function.

CBT differs from traditional psychotherapy is a few key ways. One of the most important distinctions is the emphasis on the power and responsibility of the patient in CBT. The patient will be encouraged to be the one asking the questions in CBT therapy, and most patients are assigned homework to complete outside of therapy sessions. There is a concept in CBT that we all have the power to change how we feel, even if we cannot control the situation, and this can be very empowering for patients. Because of this power shift, the therapist-client relationship is not as critical to success in CBT as it is in other modes of therapy. Patients should still get along well with their therapists, but they do not need a deep, dependant emotional connection to them. Finally, because CBT often treats a specific issue or problem, it is usually shorter in duration than traditional therapy. While some therapies may continue for years, CBT lasts on average just 16 sessions.